Sachin pulls out of Irani trophy
Sachin Tendulkar on Friday has opted out of the Irani Trophy to be played from September 24 in Baroda. He ruled himself out of the Rest of India squad after Indian team’s physio advised him more rest for his injured elbow. However, he will be available for India’s first Test against Australia that starts on October 10.
The Master Blaster hurt his elbow in the third Test against Sri Lanka in July this year, and had to pull out of the One-Day series that followed. He was declared fit and picked for the Irani Trophy squad that will play Ranji Champions Delhi in a four-day match.
The BCCI has ruled out naming any other player in his stead as there are already 14 players available to the Rest of India team, and this comes as a fresh blow to Sourav Ganguly’s comeback bid, if any.